One of the well-worn clichés around Christmas is that there was “no room at the Inn”. It’s been a metaphor to remind us that we should always remain open to receiving Jesus into your hearts and lives when He shows up. What an irony that at this time of the year, which is universally recognized to be all about the coming of Jesus to humanity, we are too often distracted and stressed by all the traditions and trappings of the holiday season. As a result, Christmas time isn’t the season of peace and joy that it’s supposed to be for us. It’s more a period of stress, anxiety and sometimes conflict. But it certainly doesn’t have to be like that. When Jesus is moving in, and we are willing to allow him to do so, we will see his nature being worked out in our own thoughts, attitudes and actions, even in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Jesus is not just the reason for the season, he is also the spirit of the season. And his nature truly is, joy, hope, peace and love.
December 3rd “Good news of MEGA Joy”, Luke 2:10, John 15:11 - Kevin Armstrong
December 10th “Hope for the Hopeless”. Luke 2: 8, 20 - Donna Moss
December 17th “Unearthly Peace”. Luke 1:26-38, Phillipians 4:6-7 - Dan Fortin
December 24th “What kind of King is this?” Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 9:6-7 - Kevin Armstrong